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Isn't it great that climate and chance still play a role in the production of estate wines? Not every factor can be 'fixed' in the lab like larger commercial ventures choose. 2013 was a challenging year and very short crop in Alsace. The Gustave Lorentz Riesling Reserve from this year does admirably and smells, tastes, finishes completely on point. Have confidence that you will enjoy it thoroughly now until the 2014 vintage gets released next year with a bit more umphf in the bottle. Here's a good vintage review that explains the challenges: http://www.bbr.com/vintage-92013-alsace-2013
This dry Alsace Riesling has typical aromas of lemon/lime, green apple/pear, apricot, and a stony mineral character, with slight hints of honey developing. On the palate, this wine is somewhat disjointed: while the acidity is high, the fruit character lacks freshness (bruised/oxidized) and the alcohol is too noticeable (though only 12.5). Probably would have been at its best last year. Tasted Oct. 2016.